Bosede A. Opetubo Wallpaper at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library

Special to the Gazette

The Jamaica Plain Branch Library is pleased to continue their rotating art program, supported by The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library in partnership with Uforge. For the fall, we present a selection of works by Boston-based artist Bosede A. Opetubo.

A self-taught artist working in photography, installation, collage, and digital media, Opetubo’s practice explores the lives of women and what she sees as “the small choices that come to define us.” The library will display her recent digital collage series titled “Wallpaper,” inspired by her own experiences with pregnancy and motherhood, as well as themes of domesticity and identity. The project began as a paper sculpture installation in the artist’s home, and expanded into drawings and digital illustrations, with imagery that veers into abstraction merging human silhouettes with expanses of crumbled-up multicolored papers, at times resembling mountain ranges and at others, fallen leaves. Opetubo invites viewers of the project to “join me on this overwhelming, necessary, and maddening journey that, as a parent, I try to find beauty and purpose in.”

Bosede A. Opetubo: Wallpaper is on view from August 31 – November 1, 2023, with a reception to be held on August 31, 2023, 5:30-7:30 PM. The library is open Monday-Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 12-8, and Friday 9-5, and Saturday 9-2 (closed Sundays). The exhibition space is located on the lower level.

This exhibition is supported in part by The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, a non-profit dedicated to planning and sponsoring free educational and cultural programs for all who visit the JP Library and by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Mass Cultural Council and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.

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